I am left off-balance by the contradictions. Winds of change are blowing. Creating a Facebook page for the Union of the Unemployed Thinktank was a wrenching experience. It grew quickly to 183 members, and now it is pretty quiet. Little leverage, and the main Union of the Unemployed acting director Rick Sloan can have a wonderful article in Huffington Post that mentions his position with the IAM but not a single peep about the Union of the Unemployed that he ostensibly heads. I carry two things with me from the experience. First, jobs CREATION, not jobs ENCOURAGEMENT, is what we have to be demanding at every point. Second, I am a lot less patient with bullshit. Perhaps that is a character flaw. I am very far from being okay.
Oh yeah, I mention contradictions. Winds of change. Demonstrations for jobs are starting to pop up like springtime daisies. New organizations are forming. The Bull Moose Movement in New York. An unemployed council in Oregon. Bart Stupak and Blanche Lincoln are being challenged. The emperor has no clothes, details at 11. There is now a steady patter of “primary them all.” Contradictions. The Full Court Press is not benefiting from this. That’s okay. We are starting to see something like movement.